October is an important month for Christians, as it is the month when we celebrate the Reformation. The Reformation was a time when people started to question the authority of the Catholic Church and the Bible became more widely available. As a result, October is a good time for us to remember the importance of the Bible in our lives. The Bible is our guidance for how we should live our lives and it helps us to understand God’s will for us. As Sunday school students, we should make sure that we are reading the Word of God regularly and studying it so that we can grow in our faith. October is a great reminder of the importance of the Bible in our lives and how essential it is for our continued spiritual growth.
Here is a recap of what was covered in the past three weeks:
October 9th, 2022 – The Bible:The Inspired Word of God
We know with certainty that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The prophet Isaiah said that the earth was round (Isaiah 40:22) long before man believed it to be true. Man thought the world was flat! And not too long ago a young shepherd boy found scrolls that were over 2,000 years old. What was written on the scrolls was almost exactly like what we find today in the book of Isaiah. Moreover, numerous archaeological discoveries are proving that from an historical perspective the Bible is accurate. But, the Bible is more than just facts and history. The Bible brings us to a saving faith in God through His Son Jesus Christ. And we know this is true because the Holy Spirit is the internal witness that guarantees it.
October 16th, 2022 – Our guide
Children learned that the Bible is to be used to guide us through our time here on Earth.
God’s Word is our guide in life. But it does us no good if we don’t know what His Word says. That’s why it is important to read and study the Bible. The people in Josiah’s time lived according to what they thought was right because they had no access to the book of the Law( mainly because of their corrupted Kings and priests). But the Bible is readily available to us. There is no justification for us not knowing what the Bible says. God’s Word serves as a beacon and a lighthouse for us. We are better able to distinguish right from wrong the closer we are to that light ( His Word).
October 23th, 2022 – The Bible: Source of New Life
After completing this school lesson, the children understood what it meant to be “Born Again”. Of course being born again is more than just changing clothes. In fact, when someone is born again, the outward appearance does not change at all. What changes is what is inside of that person, his or her heart. When people are born again, they no longer belong to this world, they belong to Jesus. As Romans 8: 9, 14 says,
9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[f] of God
And this new life is not temporary like our bodies, it is everlasting. And what is the source for this new life? Jesus of course. We know this because it is in the Word of God. The Word of God is our source for new life.